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Thousands honor slain Downey police officer

“If this ever happened (to me), I would want you to speak at my funeral.” Downey Officer Ricardo Galvez said this to Downey Officer Drew Loftquist as they watched the film “End of Watch,”...

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It’s a wrap! Behind the Badge launches free app in Android and Apple stores

We are pleased to announce our free app is now available in the Apple and Android stores. It’s the easiest way to connect and engage with our content on mobile devices. Here are a few additional...

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Rolling up to a recent DUI call, I told the suspected drunk driver, ‘You look familiar’

The other night I was on a call regarding a three-car collision when I looked at one of the drivers and said, “You look familiar.” He turned to me with DUI-looking eyes and didn’t say...

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Roman: Don’t worry, kid --- sooner or later, everyone crashes (well, almost everyone)

“Unit involved 902T.” I was loading my patrol car when I heard an officer broadcast over the radio that he was involved in a non-injury traffic collision. He gave his location and asked for a...

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Citizens graduate from Tustin PD course that sheds light on law enforcement

Colombian-born Yilda Zuniga was never too fond of cops. She attributed her feelings, in part, to where she grew up — a country in which police often are labeled corrupt — but it was also because...

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Anaheim cops, others make special turkey deliveries to outstanding GRIP students

For several hours after the sun set last Thursday, three white, unmarked city-issued cargo vans snaked through the streets of Anaheim. The vans pulled up to apartments and mobile homes in some of the...

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A real empty-head slapper: GGPD cop recalls 'dumbest criminal' arrest that went national

Det. Paul Danielson was assigned about 6,900 investigations during his 20 years on the Garden Grove Police force before retiring last year to work the front desk part-time. But there is one that...

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Feast for the tummy and soul: At-risk kids earn Thanksgiving dinners for their families

The sixth-grader has an older brother in a street gang. He also has a delicious Thanksgiving dinner staring him in the face. His brother, 19, is a source of great concern for his parents. The meal,...

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Westminster officer interrupts robbery, arrests two

A Westminster police officer arrested two suspects after interrupting an apparent robbery attempt. Officer Miguel Gradilla was patrolling the area of Westminster Avenue and Newland Street when he...

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Don’t forget these RSVPs: They are invaluable members of the Fullerton Police Department

Myron Roberts walks with a slow shuffle and the use of a cane. War injury. Ran over an anti-tank mine during the Korean War. That hasn’t stopped the O.C. native from serving, for years, the city he...

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